heterologous

Definitions of heterologous
  1. adjective
    derived from organisms of a different but related species
    “a heterologous graft”
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    Antonyms:
    homologous
    corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species
    autologous
    derived from organisms of the selfsame individual
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  2. adjective
    not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
    synonyms: heterologic, heterological
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    Antonyms:
    homologous
    having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function
    analogous
    corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
    homologic, homological
    similar in evolutionary origin but not in function
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